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May 30

[PR Newswire] Centrica Business Solutions Demand Response Company Celebrates Award from Greentech Media

 PR Newswire, 31 April 2018
 SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- REstore, part of Centrica Business Solutions, has been recognized as one of the winners of the Grid Edge Innovation Award presented by Greentech Media.
 Acquired by Centrica in November 2017, REstore is a leading demand response technology and solutions provider specializing in monetizing customers' energy strategy through ancillary services such as frequency response and capacity markets. Supported by REstore's virtual power plant (VPP) capabilities, the acquisition now combines these AI-technologies and algorithms with the company's existing automated demand response capabilities and energy insight solutions to help organizations maximize the power of energy flexibility. The business forms part of Centrica Business Solutions global distributed energy offer, which provides energy insight, asset optimization and energy solutions to large energy users.
 The Greentech Media Grid Edge Innovation Awards recognize the top companies or projects that are driving change in the electricity system. The 10 winners of this year's Grid Edge Innovation Awards involve innovative applications of grid edge technologies, and were nominated and voted on by energy industry stakeholders, including the team of analysts at GTM Research.
 Recipients will be honored at this year's Grid Edge Innovation Summit June 20-21 in San Francisco, which brings together top talent and expertise from around the world of distributed energy. Jan-Willem Rombouts, co-founder of REstore, will be present to receive the Grid Edge Innovation Award. He will also serve as a panelist in a session on managing virtual power plants. In addition, Centrica Business Solutions North American Senior Vice President, Stephen Prince, will serve as a speaker in a session on managing the distributed energy resources (DER) life cycle.

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Oct 16

Restore baut Deutschlandgeschäft aus

Energate messenger, Karsten Wiedemann, 17.10.2018
 Marcus Engler ist neuer Vertriebschef bei Restore Deutschland.
 Berlin (energate) - Der Flexibilitätsdienstleister Restore verstärkt sein Team für den deutschen Markt. Marcus Engler wird künftig für den Vertrieb zuständig sein. Er kommt vom dänischen Energieunternehmen Örsted. Restore will sein Angebot für den deutschen Markt erweitern. Das Unternehmen gehört seit kurzem zur britischen Centrica-Gruppe (...)

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Jul 29

Baron Rudi Thomaes, former Chairman of REstore, passes away

Antwerp, July 30th, 2018 - REstore is deeply saddened to communicate that Baron Rudi Thomaes, its former Chairman, passed away last Wednesday. 
 After a distinguished career as CEO of Alcatel Bell and CEO the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, Mr. Thomaes served as Chairman of REstore from 2012 until its acquisition by Centrica at the end of 2017. His unceasing commitment to REstore stemmed from a broader passion to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Belgium.
 As Chairman of REstore, Mr. Thomaes was a relentless ambassador for the company and critical to the delivery of its success. He used his decades of executive experience in telecom and technology to guide strategy, mentor REstore's founders and help grow the company into an internationally acclaimed energy technology pioneer. 
 Management and board members will remember Mr. Thomaes for his outstanding business insight and ability to simplify complex challenges, but also for his passionate and warm demeanor. Shareholders and employees will remember Rudi's strong leadership and encouraging addresses.
 Please join us in extending our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family. 

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Jun 21

[Grid Edge Innovation Summit - SFO, CA] Watch REstore, Greensync and Enbala discuss the VPP of the Future.

Past week's Grid Edge Innovation Summit organised by Greentech Media brought together Greensync's founder Phil Blythe, REstore's co-founder Jan-Willem Rombouts and Enbala's CEO Arthur Vos over a highly engaging panel session, to discuss how utilities are controlling DERs with microgrids and DERMS. 
 Some key-topics covered in this discussion:
 - The differences and similarities between VPPs and DERMS 
 - The evolving role of advanced, real-time Demand Response globally
 - The importance of behind the meter and synthetic pooling of all types of flexible assets
 - How to provide value for the customer (Value Stacking) as a driver to get more flex in the market
 - Overwinning challenges at both levels: local - as in the level of the distribution grid -  and at the level of the ISO
 Elta Kolo, Ph.D. Research Manager at Greentech Media, specialized in smart grids, moderated the session. Grid Edge Innovation Summit is the leading future energy conference that will examine the energy customer of tomorrow and how new innovative business models are quickly emerging. This year's edition took place on June 20-12 in San Francisco, CA.

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